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Removing a Down Firefighter Using a Hoseline

Mon, 4 Feb 2013|

When Things Go Bad, Inc. President Paulie Capo and crew demonstrate using a hoseline or rope to remove a down firefighter from a lower floor. Sponsored by Safety Components.

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Transcript

[BLANK_AUDIO] [MUSIC] [SOUND] Hello, I'm Paulie Capo, and welcome to training minutes. Today, we're gonna be performing a sub-floor rescue of an unconscious, and conscious firefighter with the hose. And an unconscious, and conscious firefighter with rope. As we learned in past training minutes the ability to take doors off hinges. Today we're gonna utilize those doors to go around the hole, to disburse the weight of our rescuers over a possibly degregated floor assembly. Let's watch the firefighters achieve the rescue via the hose line. In this instance, the downed firefighter is unconscious so a rescuer needs. Needs to be lowered into the hole. Utilizing minimal equipment, a bite is created in the hose, and it is lowered down. The rescuer then slides the hose controlled as he or she might not be able to see the ground. [MUSIC] It is beneficial to place the hose around the armpit level of the unconscious firefighter to allow the most slimmest fit through the hole. Also securing the hose above the air pack will eliminate an unwanted space that will occur if the hose slips during the haul, when the system transitions from a horizontal position to a vertical one. There are many ways to secure the hose together that would be successful. Just make sure that it is tight as possible. In this case, we are using the girth hitch around one side and clipping it on itself on the other. [MUSIC] Make sure the haulers pull from opposite sides of the hole if possible. This will allow the firefighters to ascend up the center of the opening and not fight the edge. [MUSIC] The technique to raise the rescuer is the same as the conscious sub floor rescue. If that was the case, then no rescuer needs to be lowered into the hole. [MUSIC] In this case a hose line is not available to use for the rescue or chose as not the most optimal tool. So we're going to be using rope to rescue our unconscious victim, and our conscience rescuer. Any rope can be used for this hall. However, we want the rope to be accessible when we need it. So for this drill, we are going to be utilizing our personal rope that comes out of our pockets. Now let's watch the firefighters achieve their rescue of our victim, and our rescuer. In this instance, the down firefighter is unconscious, so a rescuer needs to be lowered down into the hole as well. The rescuer is lowered into the hole on two bites. The body blight. [MUSIC] Once on the ground, each [UNKNOWN] is placed through the shoulder strap and around each leg, making sure you keep accountable each strap due to the lack of visibility you will encounter in the hole. [MUSIC] Once complete, the firefighter is raised out. [MUSIC] The technique to raise the rescuers is the same of the conscious subcore rescue, again if that were the the case no rescuer needs to be lowered into the hole. Two bites are lowered into the hole and the rescuer sits on them and gets pulled up. These can be the same ropes or other personal ropes if available. [MUSIC] These are two ways of accomplishing the sub-floor rescue of a downed firefighter. I'd like to thank our sponsor, Safety Components, and St. Petersburg College fire training center. Thank you for watching another episode of training minutes.

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